14-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR FRESHWATER MAN WHO RAPED 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL

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Graham Medway from Freshwater, who orally raped a 3-year-old girl at Fort Victoria Country Park in August last year, has been jailed for 14 years.

Medway, 62, admitted the sickening rape of the toddler when he appeared before the court in October last year. He has now been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his horrendous crime by Judge Roger Hetherington. However, he will serve just 9 years behind bars and a further 5 years out on licence.

The paedophile builder, who was well known in the local area of Edinbrugh Close, carried out the opportunistic attack in woodland at Fort Victoria Country Park on 31st August – Bank Holiday Monday.

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The victim had run off from her parents whilst enjoying a day out at the West Wight beauty spot. The toddler was then spotted by members of the public with Medway and was reunited with her family within just 8 minutes of going missing – but sadly the attack had already taken place. The girl, who had wet herself in the ordeal, spoke out about what had happened.

Monster Medway, who has been described as being a significant risk to the public, was arrested the same day but denied the allegation against him. DNA evidence on his underwear later proved otherwise. The 62-year-old eventually pleaded guilty in court, as previously reported by Island Echo.

The incident shook the community last year when details of the attack emerged, especially so as stranger rapes are incredibly rare on the Island. It’s been confirmed that the innocent victim did not know Medway.

Detective Chief Inspector Liam Davies, who led the investigation, has said:

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“I am so pleased that we have been able to secure justice for the young girl and her family in this case.

“I want to formally thank them for their brave support as well as the public for their overwhelming response to our appeals. Both have been pivotal in achieving a successful conviction.

“It is also important to recognise the efforts of staff across the Constabulary who worked around the clock away from their families to ensure we were able to get this dangerous man off our streets”.

Superintendent Sarah Jackson, District Commander for the Isle of Wight, said:

“The officers involved in this awful case worked tirelessly to bring the investigation to the point we have reached today.

“Stranger assaults of this nature against children are extremely rare, and I hope the community feels reassured that when we receive these sorts of allegations, we will take them seriously and we will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice.

“We work very hard on the Isle of Wight to tackle sexual offences in partnership with organisations that support survivors. We want you to have the confidence to come forward and talk to us if something has happened to you, or somebody you know.”

Speaking about Medway’s crimes, an NSPCC spokesperson has said:

“This is a deeply disturbing case, in which a very young girl was subjected to a brutal and terrifying ordeal. Medway’s abuse will have had a profound effect on this child and her family, and it is vital they are provided with the full support they need to recover and move on from this.

“If you suspect a child has been assaulted, you can speak in confidence to NSPCC professionals on our helpline seven days a week on 0808 800 5000, or email [email protected]. If someone is in immediate danger always call 999.”

Sentencing guidelines for the rape of a child under 13 range from 6 to 19 years in custody with a maximum term of life imprisonment. 

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Loopy Lil
Loopy Lil
17 days ago

And the child gets a life sentence.

SRichards
SRichards
17 days ago

He should have his c**k cut off and rammed down his own throat

YIGAF
YIGAF
Reply to  SRichards
16 days ago

Another soft sentence handed down. All I can say to any child abuser out there is if it had been one of my children or grand children I would willingly end up in prison. He or she would be hunted down and given the punishment they deserve. The law is a joke and in this instance any retribution in a case like this I applaud and back. Makes me sick to the stomach reading about it. Dirty bastard!

Richard
Richard
17 days ago

9 years??? Is that some sort of sick joke haha. This is why the police will always been known as the pedophile protectors! This is just sick, lets hope someone deals with him inside the prison because everyone knows the ‘police’ which is there to protect the public will never!

Ryde Reader
Ryde Reader
Reply to  Richard
17 days ago

Why your rant against the Police? It is the courts that do the sentencing

Richard
Richard
Reply to  Ryde Reader
17 days ago

My rant is with police because at the moment, instead of tracking down pedophiles and rapists, they are more interested in for example catching people for leaving their house during lockdown. The police force aren’t robots, they have a brain yet still fail to go after pedo’s and rapists and wonder why no-one respects them. The system is fu**ed from the top as pedofiles are always given short sentences/walking free and this will never change unfortunately.

Stephen63
Stephen63
Reply to  Ryde Reader
17 days ago

Quite. – How has it come about that those in authority have become so ‘Out of Sync’ with the feelings and values of the general population (as expressed here) ? Even the Chinese, with their totalitarian approach are more ahead of us in this respect – for they apply chemical castration amongst other strong but effective measures. There surely would be overwhelming support from the electorate for anyone advocating such appropriate sanctions which would protect our young and vulnerable.. No wonder so many of us feel that we would take the matter into our own hands, if we had the… Read more »

Last edited 17 days ago by Stephen63
Alana Deadman
Alana Deadman
Reply to  Richard
17 days ago

Once police have collected evidence it’s out of their hands. It’s down to judges and courts that’s the problem

Syl
Syl
Reply to  Richard
17 days ago

The police did their job the legal system let her down. He will be well protected in prison.

black rat
black rat
Reply to  Richard
17 days ago

Its the courts that gives the sentence not the police you idiot.

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Richard
17 days ago

What is wrong with you??? You ignorant idiot!!..

The Grim Reaper
The Grim Reaper
Reply to  Richard
17 days ago

Are you having a laugh? If it wasn’t for the police this shit would never have been caught. Get a grip on the facts!

Bill
Bill
Reply to  Richard
17 days ago

He won’t get “dealt” with in prison as he will be in a segregated wing full of his own type. They are well protected in their own environment. And they will have every comfort of home. IT sickens me to my stomach. The death penalty has to return.

Boris
Boris
Reply to  Bill
16 days ago

Your so write he will end up here in parkhurst 3 meals a day TV etc hang them I say

IOWter
IOWter
17 days ago

Should be life behind bars, that little child has a life sentence.
The sentence needs looking at 14 years with 5 of that out on licence is a pathetic joke.

Truth
Truth
17 days ago

Yes, on License to do it again.

Steve
Steve
17 days ago

14 years disgraceful sentence. No doubt the 9 years will be spent in solitary for his own safety and then he will get new identity. Bring back death sentence

Daniel Tredinnick
Daniel Tredinnick
Reply to  Steve
16 days ago

Won’t be solitary unfortunately, he’ll be locked up with the other nonces sharing sick stories

Jason Faulkner
Jason Faulkner
17 days ago

Surely IF known in the locality it would have been easy for a guy to have taken this creature out, never to return? IF the law is so soft, then it cuts both ways, and if carefully done, chances of being caught minimal.

If that were my child, I would not rest until my justice was complete.

Old bean
Old bean
Reply to  Jason Faulkner
17 days ago

Very well said

Daniel Tredinnick
Daniel Tredinnick
Reply to  Jason Faulkner
16 days ago

He was put in a safe house on the mainland unfortunately

Old bean
Old bean
17 days ago

Should of hung the vile scum

r bet
r bet
17 days ago

just shot him

Mr justice
Mr justice
17 days ago

Theres only one method to deal with this!! Now that’s justice! Hand me that axe!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Mr justice
17 days ago

To short a sentence especially as wasn’t his first offence short of been till took his last breath as a vile human being

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  Mr justice
17 days ago

A blunt knife would be better make him suffer more .z
Happy to volunteer for the job .
9 years is a total joke a leopard never changes its spot’s .

Anonymous
Anonymous
17 days ago

Absolute Scumbag, Wonder how long he will last.

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  Anonymous
16 days ago

2 long unfortunately !!!

Caring
Caring
17 days ago

The poor little darling will be turning into a teenager when that monster will be out after a insulting sentence, that should be the happiest years of her life turning into a teenager instead she will be emotionally scared for life , and she’ll know that monster will be allowed out in public Leave him in there for the rest of his miserable discusting, pathetic life .

Roger
Roger
17 days ago

And people wonder why other people take the law into their own hands an absolute disgrace the judge and his defence how the f**k do you sleep at night

Miss Nursey
Miss Nursey
17 days ago

Words fail me that he acted on his vile impulses with no thought of the child just his own selfish dirty needs, disgusting creature should rot in hell !

Banner
Banner
17 days ago

I’m not clever enough but could someone start a petition up to get his stupidly easy sentence looked at.
I’ve read before that the courts agree it was a soft sentence and tacked on some more years.

Bert
Bert
17 days ago

Well I hope they make sure he doesn’t come out
Mr Big will try to make his life bad for him, if even he can get people near him, protected

Daniel Tredinnick
Daniel Tredinnick
16 days ago

His Facebook profile showed a lovely boat he owns. Be a shame if it caught fire

Lady-Dun-standin
Lady-Dun-standin
Reply to  Daniel Tredinnick
16 days ago

What many people seem to not understand, likely due to media pressure applied by the Government, is that because the West and especially the UK is now filled with some many imported criminals, doing the most vilest of crimes of this sort daily, then there is now no longer room to give meaningful sentences to our own undoubted similarly minded vile criminals. This is fact, but, as it goes against what the authorities also know, but want kept as low key as is feasible, then no-one of authority can say this openly for fear of reprisal in these overly PC… Read more »

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Lady-Dun-standin
16 days ago

You’ll find that all the paedos caught on the isle are British born and bred. This one, Maertens, Tomlinson, Ghent who has had minimal publicity because he’s an ex County Hall employee.

freeloader
freeloader
Reply to  Lady-Dun-standin
16 days ago

and for years the do gooders and yooman rights brigade have complained endlessly about treatment of citizens in other countries – now you know why – those citizens are absolute filth that do not respond to anything other than being beaten to submission or their own demise.

they are here now and the do gooders, will realise – these scum bags do not listen, prison does not work and unless you terminate them, they continue regardless.

Gylees
Gylees
16 days ago

Nowhere near long enough a sentence
Genital mutilation springs to mind
My heart goes out to all the family

Caz
Caz
16 days ago

I hope he gets whats coming to him in prison ,

Caz
Caz
16 days ago

They should have lethal injection or electric chair over her

Pippin
Pippin
15 days ago

So he was sentenced to 14 yeas in prison but will only serve 9 years behind bars. In my book that means he was only sentenced to 9 years not 14. Am I missing something here? How is being OUT on licence a punishment? Sentenced to 14 years in prison should mean that he stays in prison for 14 years. Judge must have gone to the same school as Boris Johnson: “You must stay at home but you can go out if you have to” – “You must go to prison for 14 years but you can go out after… Read more »

bob
bob
Reply to  Pippin
15 days ago

He will no doubt spend the majority of his sentence at the “Nonces Only” Island prison. Knowing several people who work there in various roles, he will be enjoying conditions akin to staying at a travel lodge. He will be offered courses for education and vocational training to prepare him for his release. Where they sit in the classes boasting of their heinous crimes and throwing it in the staffs faces, who can do nothing because of their Human Rights. How long will it be before we see a compensation claim from him for one reason or another. Give the… Read more »

Pippin
Pippin
Reply to  bob
14 days ago

You are probably right and if there is a hell I am sure he will rot in it – hopefully.

RUDGIE
RUDGIE
14 days ago

9 years, is that it?… That’s what his missus should of got for covering for him down the years and that dirty rat should die in prison!

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